The ETFS GOLD ETF provides investors with access to the precious metal of gold, by seeking to achieve a return equivalent to the movements in the gold spot price, before fees and expenses.
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GOLD is backed by physical allocated gold held by JP Morgan at its London vault. Each physical bar is segregated, individually identified and allocated. GOLD is an exchange-traded commodity that can be created and redeemed on demand – in this way, an investment in GOLD provides investors with an entitlement to physical gold bars/bullion.
GOLD could be used by investors to diversify a portfolio with the precious metal commodity of gold which is typically uncorrelated with other asset classes. In this way, GOLD could be used as a hedge against risk – gold has been traditionally used as a store of value and a hedge against inflation, and is often seen as a ‘safe haven’ asset.
The Best ETFs technical analysis chart pack shows the 12-month share price movements, Stochastic bands and traded volume (for both up and down days). This chart uses end-of-day data, so it’s for illustrative purposes only.
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